Unlocked iPhone Problems

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mamakate, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. mamakate macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2009
    I have an unlocked iPhone that was 'jail broken' when I got it. Today it froze up and had a picture of the iPod cable leading to the iTunes thing. So I go home from work and plug it up to my computer and it downloads some new hardware that says that my 't mobile' doesn't work with the phone. So. I was wondering if there is any way to take off the new uploaded software.

    And I'm new to this website. A buddy of mine told me that ya'll could give some good advice...

  2. aldude macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Not a lot of detail in your post, but it sounds like you used iTunes to restore your iPhone which replaced the jailbroken software with official Apple software - which doesn't let you use T-mobile SIMs.

    You'll need to re-jailbreak your phone. Lots of info in various places round here. However, if you've got a 3G (not 3GS) a good place to look would be the Dev Team Blog. For a 3GS, look here. I have a 3GS and it worked for me!

    If you post your exact model of iPhone then I'm sure others will post & provide further help. Once you've jailbroken, you'll need to install some software to unlock the phone so it can work with T-mobile again.
  3. crunkcrumpet macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2005
    If you could tell us what software is on your iPhone now (Settings -> General -> About), and also what model it is (3G, 3GS, etc) then we can provide more information and get your phone up and running again :)
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Also tell us whether you are on Windows or OS X, and if possible which version you're on.

    (PS I really like the idea of it downloading some new hardware, I wish mine would do that :D)
  5. ingkirot macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2010
    have same problem

    i have same problem too :(.. did u get urs fixed? i bought mine unlocked too . it was working good then suddenly it froze up with the ipod cable and itunes. i did the same thing i connected it to pc hoping it will solve the problem but unaccidentally restored it to factory settings and now all the apps on springboard are gone except this emergency call. i called the person i bought this from to but he cant guarantee he will fix it.

    mine is 3gs 32gb , i have it not even 24hrs yet and really new with this iphone thing :(..pls help!
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    As stated, need to know model of phone and firmware at minimum to help


    Is your computer for sale ? I want to get a new iPhone this summer and have been looking for a computer that can download new hardware. :rolleyes:

    Sorry Kate, I just couldn't resist. ;)

    (Hardware is the nuts & bolts stuff, firmware or software is the operating system which makes the hardware run)

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